Fayette County

Lexington policeman a cool customer for lemonade kids

Police Sgt. Jervis Middleton bought lemonade from Savannah and Sullivan Peters on Claiborne Way in Lexington on July 13, 2016.
Police Sgt. Jervis Middleton bought lemonade from Savannah and Sullivan Peters on Claiborne Way in Lexington on July 13, 2016.

Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton was driving to roll call about 11 a.m. Wednesday when he noticed a girl near the side of Claiborne Way.

“I didn’t think much of it at first, but then she waved, and I noticed it was a lemonade stand, so I stopped by and got some,” Middleton said.

The girl, Savannah, 6, and her brother Sullivan, 3, opened their lemonade stand at 10 a.m., their mother, Carrie Peters, said. A glass of lemonade cost 50 cents. The children had one other customer Wednesday.

While serving the officer, Savannah was “nice, a little nervous, a little excited,” Middleton said.

Peters said Savannah spilled lemonade on her stack of napkins while she served Middleton, but Middleton graciously took a wet napkin when he left.

“They look up to policemen. They were impressed he came to stop and talk to them,” Peters said.

While positive interaction between police officers and the community are important, Middleton said that’s not what he was thinking about when he stopped.

“It’s just something we do,” he said.

Staff writer McKenna Horsley contributed to this report. Morgan Eads: 859-231-1330, @HLpublicsafety

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